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In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia

Saudi women clad in skinny jeans and Harley-Davidson T-shirts, revving motorbikes at a Riyadh sports circuit. But ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute, to learn how to ride bikes.

In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi-born Jordanian Leen Teenawi fastening her helmet ahead of a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh. Even a year ago, it would have been hard to imagine -- Saudi women clad in skinny jeans and Harley Davidson t-shirts, revving motorbikes at a Riyadh sports circuit. But ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers on June 24, women gather weekly at the privately owned Bikers Skills Institute, to learn how to ride bikes.
In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh.
In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi-born Jordanian Leen Teenawi preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh.
In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Noura fastening her helmet ahead of a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh.
In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Noura preparing for a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh.
In pictures: Female bikers training session in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Noura taking part in a training session at the Bikers Skills Institute, a motorcycle driving school, on the outskirts of Riyadh.